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The Best Hipster Movies

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The best hipster films are a cross-section of the best movies of all time that appeal specifically to an audience that doesn't care. If you subscribe to the traditional hipster mantra, liking something and/or bringing it to the public's attention makes it immediately uncool and not likable so, in reality, this list is really a bit of an oxymoron since a real hipster could never like anything someone else does (even another hipster).

But if you get away from trying to understand hipsters and just look at the movies made by and/or featuring hipsters, you get a look at some of the greatest hipster movies ever. From Lost in Translation to Garden State to anything made by Wes Anderson (Rushmore, Bottle Rocket, Royal Tenenbaums...the hipster movie list goes on), these great hipster films are fine pieces of movie making that just happen to feature characters who wear tighter clothing that Joe Average movie person.

This list of the best hipster movies includes films that are either beloved by hipsters, or feature a hipster as one of the central characters. If your favorite hipster movie isn't on this hipster movies list, make sure to add it to the list yourself. All genres have been included. Hipsters are a youthful subculture that values progressive, independent thinking, and counter-culture tastes. They tend to lean towards androgyny, because classic male/female imagery is considered too mainstream and even offensive. In many ways, they are modern beatniks. If you yourself are a hipster then one of these films may well be one of your favorites.

If you want more hipster action, check out the lamest celebrity hipster couples and the most hipster bands (warning: there are many).

List Criteria: Movies must convey a hipster mentality and/or be beloved by "hipsters"

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    Donnie Darko

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    86
    Released: 2001
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    Amores perros

    2000 More
    51
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    Stalker

    1979 More
    60
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    Y Tu Mamá También

    2001 More
    58
    added by: MadameLil
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    The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus

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    Trainspotting

    1996 More
    87
    added by: MadameLil
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    added by: Celeb Spotter
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    added by: WarrenMitchell
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    added by: life20191
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    the people's #1
    Amélie

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    87
    Released: 2001
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    Pan's Labyrinth

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    64
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    added by: JosieAnna
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    1997 More
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    added by: timgillam22
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    1995 More
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    added by: BriBurke-Carroll
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    Released: 2004
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    added by: NapoleonCrudup
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    1994 More
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    added by: life20191
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    Eraserhead

    1977 More
    50
    added by: MadameLil
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    1987 More
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    52
    Released: 1988
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    added by: whoisaffiq
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    Paper Heart

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    added by: Celeb Spotter
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    2010 More
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    added by: EnriqueVega
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    Zombieland

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    added by: Lons
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    The Science of Sleep

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    added by: life20191
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    I Heart Huckabees

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    added by: Celeb Spotter
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    Wet Hot American Summer

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    added by: Lons
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    1996 More
    43
    Released: 1996
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    added by: whoisaffiq
    2009
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    added by: JosieAnna
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    Beginners

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    40
    added by: JosieAnna
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    added by: JosieAnna
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    Napoleon Dynamite

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    73
    added by: Celeb Spotter
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    1991 More
    42
    added by: timgillam22
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    The Big Lebowski

    1998 More
    93
    Released: 1998
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    added by: life20191
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    Juno

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    83
    added by: Celeb Spotter
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    added by: timgillam22
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    The Perks of Being a Wallflower

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    added by: BriBurke-Carroll
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    1998 More
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    added by: wiabux
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    Ghost World

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    added by: JoelAït-AliColomina
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